July 26, 2007


Hey! Student takes a two week break (at least) for vacation. Look for the site to start back up again soon enough, when I aim to include my own mp3 content without relying on other people to risk incurring the wrath of the RIAA for me.

In the meantime, here are a couple of songs. Just remember to keep it on the hush hush please:

Oneida - Doin' Business in Japan [mp3 via DivShare]

Eddie Marcon - Amime [mp3 via DivShare]

July 24, 2007

Sic Alps to wake you up

Hey it's Tuesday, are you slumped in front of your computer? Unless you power yourself by coffee (in which case I consider you a cheater at the game of life) you might want to listen to something like Sic Alps, a local band if you call SF home. Put headphones on, listen to this track just upwards of 200 times and it'll be Wednesday before you know it.

Sic Alps - Semi-Streets [via raven sings the blues]

This is kind of like The Black Lips if they were more into shoegaze and maybe didn't drink as much. Or to be more reductive, they're like the Black Lips of the West Coast. Can I googlemark that?

I found out Sic Alps through raven sings the blues, a blog that you should add to your feed reader of choice if you want to know what's what in the world of ex-centric (shoutout to JP) rock music.

July 18, 2007

Justice < Justus

"The noblest disco knight of modern times."

-Michael Mayer (it's true i found it online)

Here's a spectacular mix from Justus Kohncke on Beats in Space, Tim Sweeney's WNYU show. I'm linking directly to the mp3 which might be something of a faux paus, so hey everybody go and sign up for the Beats in Space podcast, boost those Feedburner stats!

Justus Kohncke mp3

Justus Kohncke stream (m3u)

The mix is about an hour long, it kicks off with an edit of "Get Down Tonight" by K.C. and the Sunshine Band and keeps building from there. The Beats in Space podcast, by the way, is well worth the 30 seconds it will take you to set up. Speaking of laziness, here's a couple of Justus quotes I found during an (actually enlightening) encounter with The Website That Shall Not Be Named But Will Probably End Up Getting Linked To All Over This Blog Anyway:

"A decent bridge can make the worst rubbish special."

"Since I was gay and loved disco music, it was kinda pre-programmed that my first experiences with house music and acid-- which I first heard in the late 80s, mainly through Düsseldorf's ruling clubs, Relaxx and Ratinger Hof-- completely mesmerized me."

Before we go, here's a Hey! Student exclusive, or so I hope: THE FIRST EVAR GUIDE TO HOW TO CORRECTLY PROUNOUNCE JUSTUS KOHNCKE'S NAME (the hits will roll right in - this is essential knowledge for any non-German hipster in training).

  • Justus: YOOST-us
  • Köhncke (umlaut = for the pedants): KERRR (as in "kernel")-nkuh

Now you know, go forth and spread the word.